Johnson County renters owe nearly $32M in unpaid rent, according to new report

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In Johnson County, 12% of rental households are estimated to be behind on rent, according to a new county-by-county analysis from nonprofit Surgo Ventures. Overall, Johnson County renters owe nearly $32 million in back rent. Filed image.

Unpaid rent is increasing in Johnson County, according to a new data analysis that shows more than 8,300 rental households in the county, or roughly 12% of the total, are behind on monthly rental payments as of early August.

The newly released data from Surgo Ventures, a nonprofit organization that uses data to analyze health and social issues, gives a county-by-county analysis of back rent across the U.S.